Friday, July 31, 2015

How Materiality Shapes the Law: From Manuscripts to Digitization

[We have the following announcement.]

How Materiality Shapes the Law: from Manuscripts to Digitization

August 27, 2015 at Berkeley Law

Public Reception: 4:00–4:30pm 295 Boalt Hall (Warren Room)

Public Panel Event: 4:30–6:00pm 170 Boalt Hall (Koret Room)

Gero Dolezalek (Aberdeen) Why Did Early Modern Scots Hand-Write Legal Literature Instead of Printing It?

Paul Halliday (University of Virginia) Precedents Are Things: Clerical Authority and the Judge’s Voice in the Eighteenth Century

Robert Berring, Jr. (Boalt) Rethinking Legal Authority in the Digital Age

(Gero Dolezalek will teach a legal paleography workshop on August 28, 2015.)

Contact: RBS-Mellon Fellow and Robbins Collection Associate Research Fellow, Lena Salaymeh (  Please RSVP here if you plan to attend.